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authority and whose exceeding valor, worth and power are admitted by all the nations.

"This man (Mah-to-toh-pa) was the only man in the nation who was allowed to wear the horns, and all, I found, looked upon him as the leader who had the power to lead all the warriors in time of war." (Catlin, Vol. 1, p. 103.)

In addition to this, the Grand Coups, or grand tufted Eagle feathers (simple Coups do not count), are marked as follows:

A Brave without Grand Coups (that is, tufted feathers) wears the plain silver badge: if on the Council his Buffalo has a white beard.

A Brave with one to nineteen (inclusive) Grand Coups, or tufted feathers, wears the horns lashed with green silk.

A Brave with twenty to thirty-nine (inclusive) Grand Coups, or tufted feathers, wears the horns lashed with black silk.

A Brave with forty to fifty-nine (inclusive) Grand Coups, or tufted feathers, wears the horns lashed with blue silk.

A Brave with sixty to seventy-nine (inclusive) Grand Coups, or tufted feathers, wears the horns lashed with orange silk.

A Brave with eighty to ninety-nine (inclusive) ..text continues